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Old January 24th, 2008, 01:20 PM
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I have an OLd Warn 8000 winch that needs a new motor. I called Warn and they said a replacement motor would be around $250, they said, and I agreed that I might as well get a new one. Then I found one on Ebay for $85. I was wondering if anyone had ever gone this route and if the Ebay replacement motor was good or junk?
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Old January 24th, 2008, 01:33 PM
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I bought one off of EBay and it worked fine.. Looks to be the same motor.. do you still have the old motor? I forget what it was, but I think I needed to use one of the old parts (some spacer or something) from the old motor.

I bought mine from this guy;

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Old January 24th, 2008, 01:36 PM
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I went this route back in October on my M8000. There was an outfit on Ebay located in Tenn. called DB Electrical who were selling rebuilt motors that fit a range of warn winches. I bought their motor which was also represented as fitting much larger winches. When I got it it was the same diameter but about two inches longer- Ie bigger field,more cooling etc- bigger is usually better with electric motors. It fit the winch perfectly and even with the additional length the winch fit back in my rockware bumper (it was tight). The winch is much stronger (higher Hp ?)than it was when new. I would highly recomend Db Electrical. Think I paid less than $90 plus shipping.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 02:06 PM
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Oh yeah, I forgot... My friend has a Superwinch X9 and a ARB bumper on his D2.. bought the same replacement motor (or similar) as it was recommended to be a direct fit.. unfortunately the casing was too big to fit the winch back on his bumper... basically the stock motor was a cylinder with a flat end, the replacement had a knob at the end that came 1-2" out.. So before you order the winch, make sure you have an inch or two to spare next to the end of the winch motor.
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let me know what pieces you need, i still the old motor.
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Oh yeah, I forgot... My friend has a Superwinch X9 and a ARB bumper on his D2.. bought the same replacement motor (or similar) as it was recommended to be a direct fit.. unfortunately the casing was too big to fit the winch back on his bumper... basically the stock motor was a cylinder with a flat end, the replacement had a knob at the end that came 1-2" out.. So before you order the winch, make sure you have an inch or two to spare next to the end of the winch motor.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 03:01 PM
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I don't remember what piece it was... just when you're putting in the new one, keep the old motor close incase you need to take something from it. I just remember when I put mine back together, I either A) needed a piece from the old motor or now that I think of it B) removed a spacer that came on the new motor.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 04:24 PM
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Thinking out loud here ... why not just take the dead one to the local starter repair guy?

It's just an electric motor?

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I had mine rebuilt locally when it died. Or you can swap the motor with another warn motor. Found this out when mine died and a buddy had a spare winch. We just swapped it out and sent the dead one to the shop. Cheap easy and about $40 for two motors.
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I don't know if it's the same or similar motor as the 8274, but when I burned mine up quite a few years ago I was able, from a starter/alternator shop, to get just the armature and brushes. Worked fine from then on.
$85 seems awful cheap for the complete motor.
$250 sounds like too much.
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